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Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Second Brigade

Third Division - Eleventh Corps


—Army of the Potomac —

Second Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. Second Brigade Tablet
Army of The Potomac
Eleventh Corps - Third Division
Second Brigade

Col. W. Krzyzanowski
58th, 119th New York, 82d Ohio
75th Pennsylvania, 26th Wisconsin Infantry

July 1 Arrived about 1 p.m. marched through the town to the front and took position on the line of the Corps on the right of First Brigade and was engaged with Brig. Gen. Doles's Brigade Major Gen. Rodes's Division and other forces for more than two hours. About 4 p.m. the Corps having been flanked and forced back by superior numbers it retired through the town to Cemetery Hill and took position behind stone walls. Skirmishers were actively engaged in houses from three to five hundred yards in front.

July 2 In same position until between 8 and 9 p.m. when a fierce attack on East Cemetery Hill was made by Brig. Gen. Hays's Brigade and Battery I 1st New York was momentarily captured but the 58th and 119th New York were hastened to its support and assisted in its recapture and in repelling the attack.

July 3 Not engaged beyond skirmishing but subjected to a heavy artillery fire.

July 4 The 119th New York and the 26th Wisconsin made a reconnaissance going about two miles to the east of the town and captured many stragglers.

Casualties - Killed 12 officers 63 men - Wounded 36 officers 352 men - Captured or missing
Second Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Second Brigade Tablet
5 officers 201 men - Total 669
Erected 1912 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 50.606′ N, 77° 13.744′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Howard Avenue ¼ mile east of Carlisle Road (Pennsylvania Highway 34), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 26th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 75th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 82nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 58th New York Infantry (about 300 feet away); 119th New York Infantry (about 500 feet away); 107th Ohio Infantry (about 600 feet away); 157th New York Infantry (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Second Brigade (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .  Wlodzimierz Krzyzanowski: Polonia's Forgotten Hero. Unlike many other leading figures in the Third Division, Krzyzanowski was of Polish origin. (Submitted on September 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
Categories. War, US Civil
Krzyzanowski's Brigade Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. Krzyzanowski's Brigade Position
Looking from the Old Alms House Cemetery, near Barlow's Knoll, toward the west down Howard Avenue. Cars are seen passing down the Carlisle Road in the distance. The 58th New York Monument stands on the left. The 26th Wisconsin Monument stands beside (and partially masked by) the second tree along Howard Avenue, in the center. Beyond it are the 75th Pennsylvania, 82nd Ohio and 119th New York Monuments. The Brigade faced to the north (right) roughly along that line for the middle part of the afternoon, before being flanked and forced back through Gettysburg.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 647 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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